Bobbi Kristina Brown Biopic: Watch the First Trailer!
Bobbi Kristina Brown tragically died on the 26th of July, 2015. That's only two years ago. Realistically, no matter what her death certificate says, Bobbi Kristina's life ended in that bathtub, about half a year earlier.
There's already a made-for-television biopic coming out, though. And you can watch the very emotional trailer below.
It's hard to imagine anything good coming from this.
You can't talk about Bobbi Kristina without talking about her death.
Many people believe that Bobbi Kristina Brown's death, which hauntingly mirrored Whitney Houston's, came at the hands of Nick Gordon.
The prevailing theory is that Nick Gordon was Bobbi Kristina's long-time abuser before he went too far and ended her life.
(Though, to be clear, any abuse is "too far")
Criminal liability is another thing, though investigators say that they are working to build a case and compile evidence.
(Rushing to prosecute a wealthy man in a celebrity case is a recipe for disaster, and it's not uncommon for homicide cases to be years in the making)
Though the biopic trailer shows some frightening moments between Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon, we have to wonder exactly how their relationship will be portrayed.
Over the summer, Nick Gordon was arrested for kidnapping and domestic battery.
This arrest, which took place in Florida, is based upon accusations and testimony (plus physical and medical evidence) by Gordon's ex-girlfriend, Laura Leal.
Allegedly, after an extended period of gradually escalating physical abuse (followed by the usual empty apologies), Nick Gordon had pinned Leal to the bed and was punching her in the face so hard that she was losing consciousness and covered in her own blood.
She says that it was only because she was able to grab a candlestick and strike back at Nick that she was able to escape and flee to wake up Nick's mother, asleep in a different room in the house, to receive sanctuary.
She then went to police. Nick Gordon was arrested.
Laura Leal sees frightening parallels in the beatings and abuse she accused Nick Gordon of inflicting upon her and everything that she's now heard about Bobbi Kristina Brown.
She said that, until that day when she thought that he might kill her and everything that she heard afterwards, she had dismissed past accusations against Nick Gordon as "rumors."
That is no longer the case. Laura Leal acknowledges that she could have died the same way.
Given the obvious parallels, investigators who are looking into Bobbi Kristina's death stated that they consider Nick Gordon's arrest as evidence in their own investigation.
Nick Gordon pleads not guilty, for whatever that's worth to public opinion.
What does all of this have to do with the biopic?
Well, we wonder what they'll show.
Will they portray Nick Gordon as a violent, abusive monster?
Will they show Nick Gordon ending Bobbi Kristina's life?
Or … will they avoid potential lawsuits from Nick Gordon and show no abuse, let alone murder? Maybe limiting themselves to some awkward or tense exchanges or some implications of abuse but never showing anything for sure.
The former option would seem like a huge legal risk that, um, no network would want to take.
The latter … would strike anyone who believes that Nick Gordon is the monster responsible for ending Bobbi Kristina's life as just plain irresponsible and a gross misrepresentation.
Either way, why make this movie now until after Nick Gordon's conviction?
We guess that they just wanted to rush it out and be the first to make a Bobbi Kristina biopic, but … the judgment here is questionable.
On Sunday, October 8th, we guess that we'll all find out together how good (or bad) of a job they did with this biopic.
For right now, watch the trailer for yourself and decide if this is something that you want to see at all.